Nick is interested in plant systematics, functional biogeography, and phenomics.
For his PhD, he is investigating the role of conserved floral scent as a driver of hybridization in Heuchera and species delimitation of the Heuchera americana complex using integrative taxonomic approaches.
Sushil started working with us in 2021 as an undergraduate REU researcher, and is incoming as a Biological Sciences PhD student.
He is working on wetlab methods and currently focusing on species delimitation problems in Symphyotrichum.
This could be you! We are searching for graduate students and recruiting now for Spring/Fall 2022! Contact me about opportunities and projects!
Stephanie has been working in the lab and herbarium since Fall 2019 on a number of projects in the lab related to our REU program, including phylogenomics, microbiome work, and trait scoring on herbarium specimens. She is also one of our best plant mounters and repairers! We miss her as she is off for a bit on a professional co-op experience!
Sofia started with us in late spring 2021 and is learning molecular techniques as part of our REU program as well as plant morphometrics.
Sydney just started with us in Fall 2021.
Reagan started with us at the end of summer 2020. She has mainly been working on microbiome projects to understand plant endophyte diversity as part of our REU program.
TJ just started with us in Fall 2021 on our REU program. He is working on specimen-based methods and molecular methods.
Matt worked in the lab with us from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 as an REU student and helped us build tons of libraries and extract DNA. He's an expert at the magnet! He has finished his undergraduate degree and has moved on to a job at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Peyton worked with us from Spring 2020 to Spring 2021 as an REU student. He mostly worked on a number of remote projects focused on scoring herbarium sheets for color and phenology scoring. He has moved on to a co-op experience as he completes his undergraduate degree.
Kelli joined the lab and herbarium over summer 2020 through summer 2021 as an REU student. She focused on a new phenology project we have going and our microbiome projects. She is off to med school at LSU.
Paige worked with us in the winter and spring of 2021 as an REU student, focusing mainly on DNA techniques and has moved on to a medical lab tech job.
Briana started in late 2020 as an REU student and focused on herbarium and wetlab methods through to summer 2021. She is off to graduate school at the University of Arkansas.
Zoe worked in the lab at the over summer 2021 to learn molecular techniques in our REU program. She is off to graduate school at Georgia Tech!